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Crews mopping up Horseshoe Lake Fire near Big Lake; Sheep Creek Fire is controlled

Alaska Division of Forestry firefighters continued mop-up work on the 52-acre Horseshoe Lake Fire near Big Lake on Tuesday. Crews mopped up about 200 feet in all the way around the fire perimeter and a helicopter with a water bucket worked the fire for about half a shift. Crews also gridded a 2-acre spot fire […]

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Crews continue working to control two fires in Mat-Su Valley

Division of Forestry firefighters are making good progress on controlling two wildland fires that ignited in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley over the weekend. More than 50 personnel are working to contain the 52-acre Horseshoe Lake Fire near Big Lake that blew up on Sunday and nearly forced the evacuation of homes in the Rogers Road area. […]

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Swampy terrain, calmer winds slow wildfire near Big Lake

As of 5 p.m., the Horseshoe Lake Fire, a 25-acre fire at the end of Miller’s Reach Road near Big Lake in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, has run into swampy terrain and slowed some. Mat-Su Area Fire Management Officer Norm McDonald with the Alaska Division of Forestry, reports that a fireline built by dozers could surround […]

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